"Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, 'Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you'." — Acts 17:22,23

The Life and Ministry of Paul the Apostle

Spelling counts on "fill in the blank" questions. Commentary on some answers is provided with your score.

1. T or F: According to the book of Acts, the risen Christ suddenly spoke from Heaven as Paul journeyed to Damascus, and Paul fell off of the horse he was riding and onto the ground.


2. This other apostle referred to Paul's letters as "Scripture":

A. Matthew   B. John   C. Peter   D. James

3. Complete the apostle Paul's quotation: "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save , of whom I am chief."

4. This is the man God sent to restore Paul's eyesight:

A. Ananias   B. Angelus   C. Andronicus   D. Antipas  

5. Paul was of the same Hebrew tribe as:

A.  Abner the son of Absalom
B.  Kish the son of Knish
C.  Balak the son of Beor
D.  Saul the son of Kish
E.  Jesse the son of Rod

6. That they might be taught not to blaspheme, Paul delivered to Satan these two men:

A.  Diotrephes and Demetrius   B.  Hymenaeus and Alexander  
C.  Hymenaeus and Philetus   D.  Philetus and Diotrephes  

7. At the opening of a letter, Paul and Timothy salute "all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the and ." (Each blank is one word.)

8. After a sharp contention with Barnabas, Paul began:

A.  To plan his journey to Spain.
P.  To consider retirement.
O.  To pray about this "thorn in his flesh".
S.  To travel and minister alone.
T.  To travel and minister with Timothy.
L.  To travel and minister with Silas.
E.  To consult his companion Luke, a doctor, regarding his bouts with depression.

9. Paul was shipwrecked:

A.  En route to Rome.
B.  And shortly therafter was close to a fire.
C.  On at least three occasions.
D.  All of the above.

10. To Titus, Paul wrote: "One of them, a prophet of their own, said, ' are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons'. "

11. Scripture mentions Peter's mother-in-law and Paul's:

A. Uncle   B. Father-in-law   C. Sister-in-law   D. Nephew

12. T or F: Paul reminded the Thessalonians that he "bore in his body the marks of the Lord Jesus."


13. Complete the verse: "Do we have no right to take along a believing , as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?"

14. T or F: Paul used his Roman citizenship strategically for the sake of his greater King. And the apostle had obtained his Roman citizenship by purchasing it, a common practice at that time.


15. Paul confronted his fellow apostle Peter about:

A.  His denial of Jesus.
B.  His desire to be the first pope.
C.  His evident fear of man.
D.  His sermon on the day of Penetecost.

16) Crispus and Gaius were:

A. Enemies of Paul   B. Athenian converts   C. Baptized by Paul   D. Teachers in Antioch

17. Writing to the Galatians, Paul makes an analogy using:

A.  A staff and a sandal
B.  A cultivated olive tree and a wild one
C.  A freewoman and a bondwoman
D.   Stars and planets
E.  The Yin, the Yang, and the Yo-yo

18. Priscilla, Aquila, and Paul were of the same trade, namely: .

19. Having come to the city of Lystra, Paul:

A.  healed a crippled man
B.  was taken for the Greek god Hermes (Mercury)
C.  was stoned and dragged out of the city
D.  did or experienced all of the above
E.  experienced B and C but did not heal anyone

20. Complete the verse: "And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of stood and pleaded with him saying, 'Come over to and help us.' " (Each blank is one word.)

21. Regarding his kinsmen, Paul wrote that he would that:

A.  He could knock some sense into their thick skulls.
B.  He could avenge their wicked persecutions.
C.  He could get to Rome where many of them lived.
D.  He could be cut off from Christ for their sake.

22. Regarding those who troubled the Galatians, Paul wrote that he would that:

A.  They would mutilate themselves.
B.  They would repent.
C.  They would leave Galatia.
D.  All of the above
E.  B and C only
F.  They would be more tolerant.

23. Paul writes to the Corinthians about having "fought with beasts" in the city of .

24. Amazingly, a theme popular with unbelieving "scholars" is that Paul did not believe that the Lord Jesus was an historical person! Choose the best response:

A.  Ultimately it really doesn't matter whether Jesus was historical or not, because it is His teachings that count.
B.  Paul wrote of Jesus' birth, taught that He came in the flesh, and gave instructions for the Lord's Supper (Communion) which quoted Jesus "on the night He was betrayed." Clearly, Paul DID believe in an historical Jesus!
C.  We do know from the Bible itself that Paul was not part of the earliest Christian community, namely the other apostles and others who had actually seen Jesus before His death and resurrection. So perhaps Paul did not believe Jesus was historical.
D.  Having had a miraculous vision of Jesus, Paul's belief was essentialy, "I know He exists NOW." This made the history question a "non-issue" for Paul.

25. T or F: You the quiz taker expect to meet the apostle Paul in the life to come.